Queen Elizabeth Ii


As I understand it, in the UK the late May bank holiday Monday was moved to June 4, and Tuesday, June 5 was was also a bank holiday to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. That gave you all a very long bank holiday weekend last week in the UK. Well, you’ve had your turn, now [...]

Kate and Wills

Well, we’ve just finished a FIVE day break, last Thursday being the last serious work day here in Australia for many people. With Tuesday being declared an extra bank holiday because of the clash of Easter Monday and Anzac Day, this may just have been the longest weekend in Australian history. But we get stuck [...]

Queen Elizabeth

It all started 10 weeks ago with Easter Monday. Three weeks after that, we had Anzac Day. Quick on its heels, just one week later, it was Labour Day. Now today is another bank holiday Monday, the fourth in ten weeks. This time, we’re celebrating the Queens birthday. This is how she was 56 years [...]

One of the beauties for me of writing this blog, is it forces me to research information I probably wouldn’t normally look into. As a result of this, I learn more about this new country in which I live and I think this gives me a better understanding of Australia. Today I have been “forced” [...]